The surest indicator of a great nation is represented not by the achievements of its rulers artists or scientists but by the general welfare of its people

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The surest indicator of a great nation is represented not by the achievements of its rulers, artists, or scientists, but by the general welfare of its people.

What makes a nation great, and how is greatness defined? To answer these questions, we must understand the drivers of past great nations to see what factors led to their "greatness." Even a light reading of history whould highlight that greatness, whether that be defined by a nation's conquests, political acheivements, or cultural artifacts, lies in the achievments of its rules, artists, and scientists.

Firstly, the quality of a nation's rulers - whether they be single individuals or a collective governing body - are clear indicators for a nation's "greatness." For example, consider the rule of Nepolean in France following French Revolution. Prior to Nepolean's ascendency, the quality of life in France was poor: the average citizen lived in fear of inprisonment by despotic local governming councils, grain prices were rising following mass conscriptions, and the ideals of the French Revolution themselves were often called into question by leading officials. By any metric, the failure of the pre-Nepoleanic rulers directly led to a collapse in the quality of life for the average French citizen. However, following the rise of Nepolean, new legal codes were introduction to uphold the faltering rights of citizens, and command of the French army was reorganized to securet the homefront from multiple foreign powers. Through Nepolean's great rule, greatness was restored to the nation of France, which would subsequently go on to conquer most of Europe after regaining its strength. Only through a great leader could a nation be itself classifed as great.

Furthermore, the cultural contirubtions of talented artists are a material factor in determining the greatness of a nation. Consider the United States as it entered the twentieth century; until this time, the nation was still considered and upstart power that had not made any notable musical acheivment as a people. Jazz, a new popular sound eminating from the rural South, was not considered refined or cultured, but the style of Gershwin would change this perspective. The famous Rhapsody in Blue captured the sensations of the time in sound: construction, rapid change, and new perspectives. This musical acheivment was an indication to the world that the United States had "made it" as a nation, having contributed a new style of art both enjoyable and expressive of the unique American expereince. Only through the works of talented artists can such important acheivments be made that mark a great nation.

Finally, the contributions of scientists are a demarkation of great nations. New inventions birthed from technologies researched by scientists are what improve the well-being of the populace. Take, for example, the invention of the transitor at Bell Labs. This technology has paved the way for microchips within faster and more powerful computers than has ever been previously invented. This single inovation had improved the productivity of the entire global workforce and illustrated the power of corporate American research and development work following the end of World War Two. THe technology underscored the United States as a great power, something only possible by the contributions of scientists.

Although the general well-being of a nation's people is important, only through the acheivements of great people in society can a nation be considered great.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 137, Rule ID: A_PLURAL[1]
Message: Don't use indefinite articles with plural words. Did you mean 'a nation' or simply 'nations'?
Suggestion: a nation; nations
...verning body - are clear indicators for a nations 'greatness.' For example, con...

Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, finally, first, firstly, furthermore, however, if, so, still, well, for example

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 23.0 19.5258426966 118% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 6.0 12.4196629213 48% => OK
Conjunction : 14.0 14.8657303371 94% => OK
Relative clauses : 6.0 11.3162921348 53% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 20.0 33.0505617978 61% => OK
Preposition: 71.0 58.6224719101 121% => OK
Nominalization: 13.0 12.9106741573 101% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2863.0 2235.4752809 128% => OK
No of words: 523.0 442.535393258 118% => OK
Chars per words: 5.4741873805 5.05705443957 108% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.78217453174 4.55969084622 105% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.18980803238 2.79657885939 114% => OK
Unique words: 284.0 215.323595506 132% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.543021032505 0.4932671777 110% => OK
syllable_count: 874.8 704.065955056 124% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 6.24550561798 64% => OK
Article: 10.0 4.99550561798 200% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 3.0 3.10617977528 97% => OK
Conjunction: 7.0 1.77640449438 394% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 5.0 4.38483146067 114% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 20.2370786517 104% => OK
Sentence length: 24.0 23.0359550562 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 77.881851329 60.3974514979 129% => OK
Chars per sentence: 136.333333333 118.986275619 115% => OK
Words per sentence: 24.9047619048 23.4991977007 106% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.0 5.21951772744 77% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 16.0 10.2758426966 156% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 5.13820224719 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.83258426966 41% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.227674326299 0.243740707755 93% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0684155085101 0.0831039109588 82% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0660876201486 0.0758088955206 87% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.132539479238 0.150359130593 88% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0558839648229 0.0667264976115 84% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 16.8 14.1392134831 119% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 38.66 48.8420337079 79% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.8 12.1743820225 113% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.74 12.1639044944 121% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.66 8.38706741573 115% => OK
difficult_words: 160.0 100.480337079 159% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 19.0 11.8971910112 160% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.6 11.2143820225 103% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?


Rates: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 6
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